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Blue Heron Custom Tours

275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
+1 415-337-1874
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Best Tour Guide in San Fran

My friend and I spent a long weekend in San Fran to celebrate her birthday.. we scheduled 3 full... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy F
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Flatwoods, Kentucky
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SanFrancisco's best tours

We were fortunate enough to reach Rick Spear at Blue Heron Custom Tours. (Rick@BlueHeronTours.com... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
friedlag
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Denver, Colorado
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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, Yosemite, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
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+1 415-337-1874

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I spent a long weekend in San Fran to celebrate her birthday.. we scheduled 3 full day tours with Rick at Blue Heron.. a day seeing the San Fran sights, a day in wine country, and a day exploring the coast. It...More

Thank Tracy F
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for posting a review. I am glad the two of you had a good birthday celebration and enjoyed seeing some of our sights. Thanks for making Blue Heron such a big part of the event. I hope you had a good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to reach Rick Spear at Blue Heron Custom Tours. (Rick@BlueHeronTours.com). Being in SanFrancisco on our 62nd wedding anniversary, I wanted to revisit the places we visited 62 years ago. He met us at the CalTrain station, on time. What a pleasant...More

Thank friedlag
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the very kind words. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco and that got to see sights both familiar and new. Thanks for making me a part of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Rick, was very friendly and he knows the city very well. If you are a first timer in San Francisco and do not have much time to visit, it is definitely a good way to get an idea of the loacation of the...More

Thank Ildikó M
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for posting a review. I am glad you liked your tour of San Francisco and enjoyed seeing some of the parts of town that only small tour vehicles can get to. Come back and visit again. There's much more to see.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of five had a wonderful morning with Rick. We learned so much about San Francisco and we would definitely recommend Rick to our family and friends. He is so knowledgeable and fun to be with. I hope that we have the chance to...More

Thank cloverclover111
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour. I love driving people through the Marin Headlands and taking them to the Marine Mammal Center where they can see the sick sea lions and elephant seals being nursed back to health. Thanks so much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rick is excellent. Very calm drive to and from. Loads of good info along the way. He even dripped us off in Haight at a great burger place for a late lunch.More

Thank jfr76
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Muir Woods and your walk through the redwood groves. Also, I am happy that lunch at Burger Urge in the Haight worked out for the four...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think Rick's track record says all you need to know if you're unsure whether to book a tour or not. You don't accidently get that many 5 star reviews. My mom and I went on a full day tour that included San Francisco, Sausalito,...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad your mother and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco and Muir Woods. Come back again, and we'll visit wine country. Most importantly, thank you so much for review your tour. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to do so.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had the best time on our excursions with Rick .Our first day , We went to Muir Woods and Sonoma with great stops along the way. Rick made great suggestions for lunch and photo ops and he dropped us in Sausalito at the end...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for the nice review and for taking the time to share your comments with others. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of Muir Woods and Sonoma wine country and of Monterey and Carmel. When you next head this way, please let me...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

My three adult daughters and I spent a wonderful day with Rick. He customized our tour for our interests and was extremely knowledgeable. We were able to see so much of the city and so many interesting spots we would have never seen on our...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thanks for the nice review and for taking the time to post it. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods as well as your lunch at Copita in Sausalito. I hope to see you again on your next...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Our family took two tours with Rick and couldn't have been more pleased with them both. Rick was very responsive to my emails and phone calls to plan our itineraries. He gave suggestions for places and meals, and also booked our reservation for lunch. Each...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am sure other TripAdvisor members appreciate seeing your comments. You picked a great week to visit San Francisco. We don't get many days as warm and sunny as we've had this past week. I...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you're reading this in attempt to discern if Blue Heron is a good choice for a tour experience, I can promise you they are. Punctual, knowledgable, entertaining and flexible to what we needed with our family (which included twin 3 year old grandkids). Couldn't...More

Thank Beth S
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks for the nice review. i am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods, the Marine Mammal Center, and Sausalito. I hope the girls liked seeing the elephant seals and the tall trees. Come back and see us again.

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786cabrera
I am interested in booking a Muir Woods tour on the afternoon of Friday, May 26th. We would look to be picked up at our hotel around 3:30pm. There will be 3 of us in our party. What is your availability and price?
13 May 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
It was good talking with you. Sorry this isn't going to work out. Come back when you have more time.
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Nicki B
Hi! I wanted to check and see if you are available for a private Napa/Sonoma wine tour for 2 on Friday, December 11th? I have a few other questions that I was not able to get the answers to from the amazing customer comments the have been left! -What kind of vehicle? -What is the cost? -We will be staying at the Le Meridian in SF (Downtown). Do you pick up/drop off from there? -Do you have wineries that you recommend or a prefixed tour? We would want to go to at least 3. -It would be great if there was a recommendation of lunch as well to incorporate with the tour. -If we wanted to go to Muir Woods along with the wine tour, how many hours do you think we would need? We want to be very relaxed and not rushed at all.What would be the cost with the added trip to Muir Woods? I look forward to your response and hope you are not already booked for the 11th! Thank you in advance! Happy Thanksgiving! Nicki Barn
26 November 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
Nicki, Thank you for contacting Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel. I would be happy to take you on a tour of Muir Woods and wine country on December 11. I can pick you up at Le Meridien at the time of your choosing, take... More
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robin3NewYork
HI! How much do you charge for private tours?
31 May 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
My rates vary depending on the tour you want to do and the number of people in your party. You can see full rate information on the Blue Heron website. Just click on the website link on the TripAdvisor listing and then... More
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